Hate Crimes

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:40 am on 27th April 2006.

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Photo of Phil Gallie Phil Gallie Conservative 11:40 am, 27th April 2006

Is the minister aware of the difficulties that the police face in administering the law as it stands? I am thinking of the problem of our overcrowded courts. Does he accept that it is nonsense to introduce legislation that is almost unenforceable? Surely legislation has to be prioritised.